Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse


Mark 11:27 - 12:27 Tempting Questions

In these passages various people are asking questions of Jesus attempting to challenge him and trick him.


Jesus often uses Parables and answers a question with a question. In order to grasp what he is trying to say we have to think more and dig deeper to find true understanding. Only those who are truly listening and willing to do this will be able to see what Jesus is teaching.


It is so easy to say "I read my Bible everyday" But what are we doing with that time. Just reading is just that - just reading. We have to slow down and look deeper into what is on the pages. What is the passage really saying and what am I to learn from this passage.

Today as I slowed down in this portion of Mark, I saw it is easy to miss out on a wonderful opportunity. Jesus teaches this way so that we have to slow down to understand. And sometimes it may take me a long time to understand, but while I am trying to understand I am spending that time only with Jesus and not worrying about all the other chaos in my life.


Lord, on a day that I thought I was going to lose my mind, thank you for showing me how to slow down and spend some quality time with you. Thank you for refreshing me.